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Draft Community Environmental Action Plan Released


June 18, 2008 - EarthWise Thunder Bay is set to release the first draft of the EarthWise Community Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) tomorrow night at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

"This plan is the result of three years of collaboration between all sectors of our community," said Coordinator Sarah Kerton. "I see the desire to move towards a more sustainable community reflected in my daily conversations with local citizens.  The plan has already had extensive public input and integrates economic, environmental, social and cultural concerns."

The City of Thunder Bay and its community partners began work on the CEAP in 2004 as part of their commitment to the Partners for Climate Protection program, and after a deputation to City Council requested its creation.

"To build the right plan for Thunder Bay, the community must have its say on how to make our city sustainable," says Charles Campbell, EarthWise Chair. "The community launch is another opportunity to join the hundreds of residents who have participated in the process to date."

The EarthWise CEAP addresses a number of areas of concern including food security, energy use and water quality, identifying goals and objectives to improve our environment and build a more sustainable community.

EarthWise Thunder Bay is encouraging the community to review the plan over the next few weeks and submit their comments to skerton@thunderbay.ca.  To download an electronic copy of the plan, visit  www.earthwisethunderbay.com 

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Contact: Sarah Kerton, Community Environment Action Plan Coordinator, 625-2411 or skerton@thunderbay.ca, www.earthwisethunderbay.com